Reporting marine mammal sightings or strandings

To report a marine mammal stranding anywhere in Washington State please call National Marine Fisheries Service 206-526-6733. Strandings of large whales in the state or strandings of any marine mammal in Thurston or Mason Counties you can call our stranding hotline at 360-791-9555 or our general  office at 360-943-7325 or 800-747-7329. We will want to know the date, time, location, description, and your name and number.

We also appreciate hearing about unusual sightings of marine mammals in Washington State especially those of large whales. Please note the date, time, and location of the sighting and a description of the animal and number seen and your contact information. Call us at 360-943-7325 or toll-free at 800-747-7329.

Information on marine mammal stranding response and results of past examinations.